1806 C-2 Small 6 with Stems R4. PCGS graded MS-63+ Brown. CAC. Attractive glossy bluish steel brown and chocolate with traces of very faded mint color on the reverse. The fields are smooth and slightly reflective, and the reverse fields are covered with fine vertical die polishing lines. The only defects, and they are insignificant, are some tiny ticks close under the hair ribbon, a spot of darker toning over the left top of the M, a small nick below the C in CENT, and a tiny planchet flake over the second 0 in the fraction, as struck. MDS, Manley state 2.0, with clear die clashmarks at the base of RT in LIBERTY but no die cracks. The reverse is rotated 10 degrees CW from a normal head-to-foot orientation. Our grade is MS60. A beautiful example, tied for second finest known of this popular "Redbook" variety. Plated in the Breen encyclopedia on page 270 to illustrate his die state III and on page 61 of the second edition of the Cohen book to represent the die variety. This is the third example listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census (encyclopedia, page 271). The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only MS graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35194) Estimate Value $35,000 - UP Ex Dr. Kenneth J. Sartoris 5/1972-Delmar N. (Del) Bland-William K. Raymond-William R. (Bill) Weber (multi-coin trade 10/21/1997)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 06.2.8).
Price Realized: $92000
Images and description courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Los Angeles, CA.
From Goldberg's sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, 1/26/2014, lot 84.
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